Welcome to Reception Class 2020-21

Dear Children and Parents,

A very warm welcome from our Reception Team here at Burghfield St. Mary’s. We are looking forward to meeting you on your first day of school.  We hope you are feeling as excited as we are. We have lots of fun activities ready for you when you start school and lots of resources for you to explore.

We are lucky to have a large classroom and an outdoor area too. Our classroom is split into different areas and there are many things for you to play with. Outside there is sand and water, our very own climbing frame and slide, and a newly build bug hotel just waiting for you to explore. You may already have friends here at Burghfield, but even if you don’t there are lots of other children waiting to be friends with you.   We know that some of you (and parents) may be a little nervous about starting school but we are there to help you settle quickly and enjoy being part of the Burghfield St. Mary’s community.

Kind Regards

Mrs Eyre and the Reception Team.

WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK? – Week Commencing 5th January 2021



In maths we begin Phase 4 –  Alive in 5!

Introducing zero and comparing numbers.

Floppy’s Phonics –

We are continuing with Floppy’s phonics Stage 2. We are learning the sounds – zz  qu  ch  and making words.

We are learning capital letters and letter names, and checking our pencil hold.


Communication & Language – Literacy


What did I have for Christmas? New Year resolutions


PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)


Keeping myself safe

  1. What’s safe to go onto my body


Understanding the World –  TOPIC – EAGER EXPLORERS

This week we are beginning our new topic. We are going to be explorers looking for dinosaur bones. Remember to come dressed for exploring on Thursday and Friday!


Expressive Arts & Design

  • Using materials to make a dinosaur fossil picture




In music learning about high and low sounds .

Click here to see what we did in previous weeks